End of World British story paper or penny dreadful, The Hostpur No. 630, October 30, 1948, The Silent City by anonymous, newsprint. “The last man left alive when the atom bomb struck New York.” U.S. dime novels faded mid-1920s, but the last of the old-style British story papers or boys’ weeklies was the Rover in 1973. The Hotspur (1933-1959, 1,197 issues) was one of the so-called “Big Five” which dominated the British story paper market, Published by D.C. Thomson, London. It was replaced by a comic book. The original was the home of the popular Red Circle School stories, the good-natured robot The Iron Teacher, the Wolf of Kabul who met the Western frontier armed with a cricket bat, Prof. Flaznagel and the evil eye of Ozma.
The Steam Man of the West